September 22, 2022 | VOLUME 34, ISSUE 32


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16th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 21)

Sunday, September 25, 2022


During Ordinary time, "Track 1" is utilized.

Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15

Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16

1 Timothy 6:6-19

Luke 16:19-31

Preacher: The Reverend Ryan D. Newman

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Sunday, September 25

Homecoming Sunday

Following the 10 AM Service

Sanctuary Courtyard

Tuesday, September 27

Fall Education Series

7:00 PM

Luther Hall & Zoom

Sunday, October 9

Grass Roots Neighbors

1:30 PM & 5:00 PM

Holy Nativity Episcopal Church

Saturday, October 15

Neighbors 4 Neighbors

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Campus Wide


Bible and Breakfast

Tuesdays | 9:30 AM

Luther Hall & Zoom

Midweek Eucharist

Tuesdays | 6:00 PM


Evening Prayer

Wednesday | 7:00 PM

Luther Hall & Zoom

*There is no Wednesday Evening Prayer in September and October*

Fall Education Series

Tuesdays| 7:00 PM

Luther Hall & Zoom

*There is no Wednesday Adult Forum in September and October*

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And invite a guest to church and the BBQ


The Sisters of Bede is the women's evening fellowship of the church open to all women of the parish. Each year we organize a series of themed venues which are sponsored and attended by our parishioners. The funds raised from these venues are then donated to worthy organizations.

We are pleased to report that, thanks to the generosity of our parishioners, we raised over $2,700 from our 2021-22 series and we were able to donate $1000 to the Church’s SB 50 Fund, $500 to Friends of Music, and $1,500 to the Neighborhood Youth Association. We look forward to another fantastic series of venues with great fun and delicious food for 2022-23!

The Sisters of Bede invite you to sponsor an event! If you would like to host an event, all you need to do is pick a theme; create a menu; choose a date, time and place; decide how many guests you’d like to have at your event, and what you’d like to charge. (If you need help deciding on a what to charge, please speak to any of the Sisters, and we will help you.) 

Important: If you would like to host an event in Luther Hall, please notify us as soon as possible so we can ensure the Hall will be available. The garden outside the church offers wonderful possibilities as well. We can assist with hybrid/or virtual events. If you have any questions, or need ideas, please see one of the Sisters.  

If you would like to host an event, please fill out the form (see link below) and return it to Daphne Moote by Sunday, October 9th. You can either bring it to church or email it to



Please Note: Spirit Sunday events are not St. Bede's sponsored events. However, the events are organized and hosted by a congregation member.


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October 9| 1:30 PM & 5:00 PM

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Grass Roots Neighbors is a volunteer community organization. They meet the immediate needs of our neighbors experiencing food and housing insecurity. GRN mobilizes to fill the gaps in existing services by providing assistance with love and respect. The organization's vision is to be a community effectively involved in ending poverty. ​

Among their outreach programs, GNR cooks and delivers a hot meal every Sunday to various encampments on the Westside. Once a month, St. Bede's with Holy Nativity assists GNR with preparing and providing meals. There are now four different volunteer time slots:

  • 2 - 4 PM (mostly chopping of fruits and veggies)
  • 4 - 6 PM (mainly packaging food)
  • 6 - 8:30 PM (loading and distributing the food)
  • 7:30 - 10:30 PM (distributing food in Venice by bike)

GNR utilizes the kitchen facilities at Holy Nativity Episcopal Church.

GNR, Holy Nativity, and St. Bede's have created a Google Sign-Up Form to assist with monthly volunteer coordination. Please click the button below to access the volunteer sign-up form.



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Requiem Eucharist in Hollywood remembers Queen Elizabeth II

[The Episcopal News – September 21, 2022] St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Hollywood hosted a requiem Eucharist on Sept. 19 for Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, who died Sept. 8 at the age of 96.

The Very Rev. Canon Ian Elliott Davies, a native of Wales, celebrated the requiem mass, which occurred on the same day as the queen’s state funeral at Westminster Abbey in London.

In his sermon, Bishop John Harvey Taylor – noting the congregation’s “shared grief and shared celebration of a magnificent life well-lived” – cited an article by the Rt. Rev. Richard Chartres, former bishop of London, which appeared last week in The Spectator, a weekly magazine from the United Kingdom. Chartres wrote:

"All newly appointed bishops did personal homage and every year one of the bishops was invited to join the royal party during the monarch’s annual New Year visit to Sandringham [her estate in Norfolk]. Part of the program was to deliver a sermon in the parish church and visiting prelates were always advised to preach a plain parochial sermon but be prepared to be catechized afterwards by Prince Philip. The Queen did not discriminate between high church or low church, but it was clear that what she really liked was short church."

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To watch the service, click on the image above.

Presiding bishop, British ambassador join tributes to Queen Elizabeth at National Cathedral memorial service

The Washington National Cathedral service began with the posting of American and British flags in the sanctuary. The bourdon bell tolled during the opening procession.

Presiding bishop sermon at Queen Elizabeth service Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, in a Sept. 21 livestream, preaches at a service honoring Queen Elizabeth II at Washington National Cathedral.

“We have assembled in this sacred place to give God thanks for the life of her majesty Queen Elizabeth II, to give God thanks for a life that was given to service of others, to cause greater than self,” Presiding Bishop Michael Curry said in his sermon. “We give God thanks that one such as her did walk among us.”

The British ambassador to the United States was among the dignitaries who joined in the memorial service for the late queen hosted Sept. 21 by Washington National Cathedral in the U.S. capital. Over 3,000 viewers livestreamed all or part of the of the cathedral’s invitation-only “service of thanksgiving” for the life of Elizabeth, who died Sept. 8 at age 96 after 70 years on the British throne.

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Wisconsin church pays ‘voluntary tax’ to state’s Indigenous tribes as form of land acknowledgments

An Episcopal congregation in Madison, Wisconsin, is taking a unique approach to land acknowledgments – by approving in its budget a “voluntary tax” on its property, to be given to Wisconsin’s Native American tribes.

St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church on Madison’s west side is located on land that historically was home to members of the Ho-Chunk Nation. As white settlers pushed westward, they displaced the land’s Indigenous inhabitants. A farmhouse dating to the mid-19th century and representative of western expansion — an era of growing tensions and conflict between settlers and American Indians — still stands on church property.

“This land used to be someone else’s homeland,” the Rev. Miranda Hassett, St. Dunstan’s rector, told Episcopal News Service. Much of that history, however, wasn’t known to the congregation at St. Dunstan’s. “There was real interest in going deeper on some of the learning.”

Land acknowledgments, in which American institutions identify and honor the Indigenous peoples who originally occupied the land now used by the institutions, have become an increasingly familiar practice across The Episcopal Church. Last year, the Madison congregation formed a land acknowledgment task force to research local Indigenous history. The result of that process wasn’t a traditional land acknowledgment but the addition of a line in the church’s budget for a voluntary tax or “amends” payment of $3,000, which Hassett presented last month to the Wisconsin Inter-Tribal Repatriations Committee, which represents Wisconsin’s 11 federally recognized tribes.

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Episcopalians encouraged to support federal law protecting same-sex marriage

The Episcopal Church is joining the effort to encourage the U.S. Senate to join the House in passing the Respect for Marriage Act, a bill that would protect the legality of same-sex marriage across the country. By sending a letter to Senate members last week along with other faith groups and encouraging Episcopalians to take action this week, the church aims to protect the marriages it has celebrated since 2015.

The Episcopal Public Policy Network sent an action alert on Sept. 20 urging Episcopalians to contact their senators ahead of the November vote explaining the spiritual importance of protecting same-sex marriage, citing several General Convention resolutions that articulate the church’s stance. Those specifically include a 2012 resolution urging the repeal of any federal laws discriminating against same-sex couples and a 2006 resolution affirming equal civil rights for gays and lesbians.

“The Episcopal Church believes that God is love, and God’s love extends to LGBTQ+ people,” Rushad Thomas, a policy adviser in the church’s Washington, D.C.-based Office of Government Relations, told Episcopal News Service. “With the Supreme Court demonstrating its willingness to roll back long-established rights, it is vital that Congress ensure marriage equality is protected from the prospect of a state-by-state free-for-all. The Episcopal Church will continue to advocate for LGBTQ+ rights at the federal level.”

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